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Assistant Professor of Public Affairs
University of Texas, Arlington

  • Dec. 8, 2017
  • Assistant Professor of Public Affairs
  • Public Affairs
  • University of Texas, Arlington
    Arlington, TX
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Fall 2018
  • Assistant Professor
  • Urban Studies and Planning
    Government - Policy/Public Affairs
    Public Policy & Administration
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The Department of Public Affairs at UTA invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track). The Department offers a NASPAA accredited Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) degree, a Master’s of Public Policy (MPP), a Ph.D. in Public and Urban Administration (PUAD), and graduate certificates in Public Budgeting and Financial Management, and Urban Nonprofit Management.

Preferred candidates should be able to teach graduate-level courses in one or more of the following areas: organization theory/behavior, public human resources management, intergovernmental relations, policy studies/analysis, social/political/economic theory, and/or research methods. Candidates will be expected to pursue sponsored research, produce peerreviewed publications, participate in academic conferences, mentor students, and serve on dissertation, thesis, or project report committees. Additionally, candidates will be expected to serve on departmental, college, and university committees. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach on-campus and online, conduct research in one or more of the above areas, and contribute to UTA’s strategic priorities, particularly in sustainable urban communities.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in Public Administration, Public Affairs, Public Policy, or a closely related social science field (Economics, Political Science, or Sociology). Preferred qualifications include a strong and innovative record (or clear potential) for quality teaching, research, and service.

The Department of Public Affairs is housed within the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs (CAPPA). Along with the Department of Public Affairs, CAPPA also offers the Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning Programs, degrees in Architecture, Interior Design, Architectural Engineering, and Real Estate Development. CAPPA hosts research centers including the Institute of Urban Studies, the Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions, and Dollars, the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture, and the Digital Architecture Research Consortium. CAPPA aims to strengthen urban, ecological, social, and economic fabrics that unleash the inherent potential of places, communities, and people.

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is a Carnegie Research-1 "highest research activity" institution. UTA offers excellent teaching and research support, and its location in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area provides an ideal setting for research opportunities. With a total global enrollment of 58,664 in AY 2016-17, UTA is the largest institution in The University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. The U.S. News & World Report ranked UTA as 1st for graduating students with the least amount of debt among U.S. universities. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets list.

To apply please go to : A complete application should include: (1) a formal letter of interest indicating teaching and research interests; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) names and contact information of 3 references; and (4) samples of research writing. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the successful candidate is identified. The appointment will begin in Fall 2018. Please address questions for this position to Theresa Ross,

  • As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of the University of Texas at Arlington to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. UT Arlington is a tobacco free campus.

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  • Theresa Ross
    College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs
    University of Texas, Arlington
    601 W. Nedderman Dr.
    Suite 203
    Arlington, TX 76019
  • 8172723301


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